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Writing Instructors

These OWL resources will help instructors develop curricula for teaching a wide range of writing. This area includes resources on teaching writing across the curriculum and teaching writing in the disciplines, as well as an index of slide presentations on teaching writing. This area also includes a link to the OWL Exercises.

Parents

This page provides links to resources for parents.

Grades 7-12 Instructors and Students

This page provides resources for grades 7-12 instructors and students

Non-Purdue College Level

This page provides links to resources for non-Purdue college level instructors and students.

Purdue College-Level

This page offers links to resources for Purdue Instructors and Students.

Adult Basic Education

The Community Writing and Education Station (CWEST) area of the Purdue OWL provides resources for people to prepare for the written section of the GED. The CWEST also provides resources for ESL skills development focused on adult learners. Lastly, the CWEST provides job search (cover letters and résumés) and basic workplace and life skills literacy resources for adults.

Writing Across the Curriculum: An Introduction

Provides an introduction to writing across the curriculum and writing in the disciplines, a list of links to Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID) programs, and a selected bibliography for further reading.

Creative Nonfiction in Writing Courses

These resources discuss some terms and techniques that are useful to the beginning and intermediate creative nonfiction writer, and to instructors who are teaching creative nonfiction at these levels. The distinction between beginning and intermediate writing is provided for both students and instructors, and numerous sources are listed for more information about creative nonfiction tools and how to use them. A sample assignment sheet is also provided for instructors.

Poetry in Writing Courses

This handout discusses some terms and techniques that are useful to the beginning and intermediate poet, and to instructors who are teaching poetry in writing courses at these levels. The distinction between beginning and intermediate writing is provided for both students and instructors, and numerous sources are listed for more information about poetry tools and how to use them. A sample assignment sheet is also provided for instructors.

Teaching Detailed Writing and Procedural Transitions

This resource explains a lesson in science writing that will help students practice detailed language and procedural transitions.

Teaching OSDDP: A Guide for Professional Writing Instructors

This is a teaching guide for professional writing instructors who are teaching their students to write usability reports. It includes teaching tips, suggested deliverables and class activities as well as a list of resources. Although this guide is created primarily for English 420 (Business Writing) and English 421 (Technical Writing) instructors at Purdue University who assign usability report as part of the OSDDP (Open Source Development and Documentation Project) initiated at Purdue, you may find many of the tips and resources useful and ready to be adapted to your own classroom context.

Email Etiquette for Professors

This presentation was designed in response to the growing popularity of email and the subsequent need for information on how to craft appropriate email messages to communicate with students, and how to participate in electronic mailing lists. Professors who use email in the classroom context will find this workshop useful.

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